News Release: Immediate Release May 2014
This July, the fresh and imaginative world of cardboard sculpture by Charlotte Duffy is on display at Concrete Wardrobe for the latest Maker of the Month Exhibition.
Duffy creates large and small scale sculptures using recycled cardboard which are hand finished with intricate illustration and have a strong sense of storytelling. The inspiration behind Duffy’s work comes from a love of everyday objects and situations and a passion for working with recycled materials to create original and affordable pieces.
Describing the philosophy behind her work, Duffy explains, “I don't think art should have to be made from expensive resources. Everyone should feel able to make something from anything”.
Based in Auchtermuchty, Fife, Duffy studied Philosophy at the University of St. Andrews before deciding to move into the visual arts. She founded ‘Waste of Paint Productions’ in 2009 and her work to date includes commissions to create cardboard sculpture portraits of people and animals and a large scale retail installation.
As Maker of the Month at Concrete Wardrobe, Duffy will be hosting a new range of cardboard busts of “aristocratic animals and out of work philosophers” in a collection titled HIGHBROW. Of her exhibition, Concrete Wardrobe Co-owner James Donald said “We are very excited to welcome this imaginative and original collection of work by Charlotte Duffy. Her sculptures are not only fascinating for the stories they tell and their strong visual impact, but also in the stories behind how and why they were created”.
Charlotte Duffy is on display at Concrete Wardrobe from 1st to 31st July 2014.
Concrete Wardrobe is open Monday to Saturday 11am to 7pm. (Sunday 12 - 5pm.)
Concrete Wardrobe 50a Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3SA
PR: Jenni Douglas. Co-Owners: James Donald & Fiona McIntosh.